what a delight! feel like I'll probably sink hours into the full game. I love the setting, the characters are very alive, and the storyline about reclaiming/reconnecting to Lost Gifts through friends and ancestors is really beautiful. So very much looking forward to more!
Mikiwam: Solarpunk Herbalism
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Serve magic elemental teas to influence a colourful cast of characters. Connect with your estranged home, discover your gifts, and find your place in a fractured, healing world.
Demo available for download now!
You play as Awâsis, a healer's apprentice, as she learns how to use her Gift. Awâsis recently left Sonîsîpîhk city to move back to her mother's home community. Struggling with visions she can't control, and strained relationships with her family, she is taken in by the mysterious healer Matsi, who says she can teach her.
Awâsis sees people's moods as elements, and she can use plants to influence people by shifting them into a different element. Use her gift to influence the lives of a colourful cast of characters. Your choices ripple out to affect people's relationships and the larger community's development. As you learn about new plants, you can find new reactions and storylines. People are not always who they seem to be.
- an alternate Indigenous-fantasy world set in the aftermath of decolonization, created by a team of Nehiyaw (Plains Cree) artists
- magic elemental tea-making gameplay! boil pretty plants in a kettle!
- the choice of tea you serve influences character storylines
- face moral dilemmas and question who to trust
- art hand drawn by Nehiyaw artist Caeleigh Lightning
- get cozy with an original Lofi soundtrack by Nehiyaw musician Taylor Lightning
A new demo is available
October 2022 NOW, with a full release coming later in 2023!
About the Demo:
In this demo, you'll play through one day in the world of Mikiwam. You'll meet and serve tea to three characters, learn a bit about the world through your dialogue choices, and see how your choice of tea affects their storyline. The ending scene diverges depending on your tea choices earlier on- you might get to flirt with the nosy Ivy, find her cooking up a plan to get the info she wants, or meet somewhere in between.
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